Mike Kingston

At New York Comic Con 2016, ComicsVerse got the wonderful opportunity to interview Mike Kingston, the writer/creator of HEADLOCKED and a longtime friend of ComicsVerse. We have interviewed him a few times before, and it’s always absolutely delightful.

Mike Kingston was extremely frustrated with the lack of representation of professional wrestling in comics. His strong passion for comics and wrestling inspired him to write HEADLOCKED, a professional wrestling comic book published by Visionary Comics Studio. The series centers around Mike Hartmann, an ambitious theater major who drops out of college to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Since its debut in 2008, HEADLOCKED has garnered a lot of attention and praise from true professional wrestling fans for its realistic depiction of professional wrestling. Several professional wrestlers have also collaborated with Mike Kingston in writing HEADLOCKED, which is one of the reasons why it is so appealing to professional wrestling fans.

READ: Need more info about the backstory of HEADLOCKED? See our previous interview with Mike Kingston! 

In this interview, Mike Kingston discusses what’s new with HEADLOCKED, including the new cover, extra content, affiliation with Jill Thompson and collaboration with the acclaimed professional wrestler Ric Flair. It’s quite surreal for Mike Kingston to be working with the people he looked up to as a child, and it is certainly inspiring to see him live his dream.

Mike Kingston is glad to see that professional wrestling has evolved over time, and he mentions in his interview that now is a great time for professional wrestling fans. He urges professional wrestling fans to watch his favorite show, Lucha Underground, and he strongly believes that you should stop everything that you’re doing and start watching it.

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You can find Mike Kingston on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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